SCA is working on many fronts to minimize negative impacts on the environment, people and society.

The Ortviken paper mill and Östrand pulp mill probably have the world's lowest carbon footprint for plants of their kind due to the use of biofuel instead of fossil fuel.

During 2017, deliveries of district heating increased following earlier investments in additional delivery capacity to the district heating grid from a pellets boiler at the Ortviken paper mill and greater utilization of surplus heat from Östrand. This results in lower emissions of CO2 as fossil fuels are replaced. SCA delivered a total of 0.4 TWh of district heating, corresponding to heating some 30,000 homes.